In a statement the IOC said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that "Japan will continue to cover the costs it would have done under the terms of the existing agreement for 2020, and the IOC will continue to be responsible for its share of the costs.
The appeal was made by a group of women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels to strike down a deal signed by the two Asian countries to settle claims over the abuse.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s government decided to send a warship and patrol planes to the region to protect its commercial tankers amid high tension in the region.
National broadcaster NHK said nearly 70 people have been killed in Japan by Typhoon Hagibis as rescuers search for survivors for a third day.
The spectacular appointment as environment minister of the telegenic Shinjiro Koizumi, the 38-year-old son of much-loved former PM Junichiro Koizumi, set tongues wagging in Tokyo political classes as the Abe era draws to a close.
G20 nations produce half the world's plastic waste, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will chair the summit, has made fixing the problem a top initiative, both at the summit and in Japan.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Iran in first visit by a Japanese leader to the country since the 1979 revolution.
As Japan looks to ensure security in the region, it could play a vital role in negotiating between Iran and the US.
US President Donald Trump met with Japan's Emperor Akihito who took the Chrysanthemum Throne only three weeks ago, after his father stepped down in the first abdication in two centuries.
Macron said he had discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the situation surrounding the arrest of Franco-Brazilian-Lebanese executive, Carlos Ghosn.
Multiple agreements signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Beijing for the first formal Sino-Japanese summit in seven years, as Asia's two biggest economies look to cement ties amid trade friction with US.
The visit is the first by a Japanese premier since 2011 and is part of a years-long process of repairing ties in the wake of a disastrous falling-out in 2012, when Tokyo “nationalised” disputed islands claimed by Beijing.
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